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31st July

 Update: Christains told to get over it!...

High Court supports Boris Johnson's ban of anti-gay bus advert
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not gay Christian campaigners have lost a High Court bid for a ruling that London Mayor Boris Johnson was personally responsible for an improper and politically-motivated ban of an anti-gay advert on buses.

Campaign group Core Issues Trust (CIT) had accused him of an abuse of power and imposing the ban for the nakedly political purpose of currying favour with gay lobby groups and boosting his re-election campaign in 2012.

The Trust advert that never made it to the sides of buses in the capital read: Not Gay! Ex-Gay, Post-Gay and Proud. Get over it! It was meant to be a response to posters promoted by lesbian and gay campaigners Stonewall that said: Some people are gay. Get over it! . Those did appear on buses.

But CIT's judicial review action, brought over Transport for London's April 2012 decision not to allow the group's advertisement to appear on the outside of its buses, was dismissed by a judge in London. Announcing her conclusions, Mrs Justice Lang declared: Mr Johnson was not motivated by an improper purpose, namely, to advance his Mayoral election campaign.

The advert was banned on April 12 2012 , a day before the Mayor addressed an election rally organised by Stonewall. At a hearing in March last year, Mrs Justice Lang declared the banning order on the CIT poster lawful. She also ruled that the Mayor, in his capacity as chair of TfL, was entitled to be involved in the decision-making process leading up to the order, though it would have been improper for him to use the situation to advance his re-election campaign.

 

27th July

 Update: One Million Moms Recommend...

Black Jesus on late night programming known as Adult Swim
Link Here  full story: One Million Moms...Moralist whingers against anything sexy
black jesus video One Million Moms is a christian morality campaign. The group writes in a 'call to action':

The late night programming on the Cartoon Network, known as Adult Swim, plans to air the non-animated show Black Jesus portraying Jesus as a black guy living in the hood. The show depicts him living in Compton Gardens and makes a mockery of our Lord. The foul language used in the trailer, including using the Lord's name in vain, is disgusting. In addition, there is violence, gunfire and other inappropriate gestures which completely misrepresent Jesus. This is blasphemy!

Black Jesus is set to premiere on August 7 at 11:00 pm ET/ 10:00 pm CT, unless we intervene. Adult Swim plans to blaspheme Jesus on a weekly basis. This mockery will be similar to South Park and Family Guy , but much worse since the entire program will be based on lies about Christianity.

1MM will defend our Savior because He is Holy! Adult Swim is obviously not a family network, and this program is set to air later in the evening when children should be asleep, but that is no excuse. Adult Swim has crossed the line by belittling the Christian religion with foul jokes.

We need to send a loud and clear message to Adult Swim, its owner Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (a Time Warner Company), and all potential advertisers of Black Jesus that this kind of programming is insulting and completely unacceptable. Adult Swim is not ridiculing any other religion currently and wouldn't dream of mocking Mohammed or Muslims.

If we speak with one voice now, we can keep this program from ever seeing the light of day. Christians must take a stand and not be silent. Networks like Adult Swim continue to mock Christianity, and we will not stand for it. Christians should no longer sit idly by and allow this blasphemy to continue without speaking up in protest. Black Jesus is another attempt to distort the truth about Christianity. There is power in numbers! Forward this to everyone you know in a fight to keep this show off the air.

 

24th July

 Offsite Article: Once Upon a Time...

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Once Upon Time 3rd Edition Britain was a land of free speech, and a man was allowed to say that religions are fairy stories for adults

See article from bostonstandard.co.uk

 

24th July

 Update: Proposals to end a Church of England extortion racket...

Private members bill tabled to abolish chancel repair liability
Link Here  full story: Chancel Repair Liability...Church extortionists terrorise Bristish home owners

house of lords red logo A parliamentary bill has been introduced to abolish chancel repair liability,  an ancient law that can force homeowners to pay for extortionate amounts for Anglican parish church repairs.

The Chancel Repairs Bill, which received its first reading this week, seeks to remove the liability.

Thousands of homeowners have received notifications in the last ten years that their properties have been registered by the Church of England as being liable for contributions towards church repair costs.

Precise figures are not available but it is thought that around 10,000 titles have been registered in several hundred parishes. It is thought that for every property that has been registered another twenty are theoretically liable.

The Private Members' Bill has been tabled by Lord Avebury following discussions with the National Secular Society, which has been campaigning for abolition of the ancient law.

Registrations have already caused significant distress but some have been withdrawn by the Church following a backlash from homeowners angered by being registered, despite not being aware of the liability when they purchased their properties.

Abolition was recommended by the Law Commission in 1985 following extensive consultation with the Church of England whose Synod had, three years earlier, approved a report presented by the then Archbishop of Canterbury, Robert Runcie, recommending the phasing out of chancel repair liability. If the recommendations had been acted upon then, chancel repair liability would already have been phased out. Phasing out was also recommended by the Law Society in 2006.

Lord Avebury said:

Thousands of landowners' titles are still today blighted by chancel repair liability, a relic of mediaeval ecclesiastical law. Titles that have been registered by the Church with the Land Registry are those most likely to be adversely affected. This generally leads to a distressing reduction in value and even an impairment of saleability, despite the Church rarely enforcing the liability.

The Law Commission and Law Society have recommended abolition, the latter by phasing out. The Church's Synod supported abolition, albeit in 1982, and has not reversed its decision. Accordingly, I have invited the Church to support this Bill.

A date for the second reading, where the Bill will be debated, is yet to be scheduled.